Melissa Prince

Chief Client Value and Innovation Officer
Tel 215.864.8140
Fax 215.864.8999

Melissa Prince serves as the firm’s Chief Client Value and Innovation Officer and sits on the firm's Management Committee and Expanded Board.

Melissa focuses on listening to client needs and understanding how each client's business operates in order to make the connection between value and innovation. She oversees the firm's Client Value and Innovation program, which includes more than 20 business professionals focused on creating a customized experience for each client.

Melissa is a frequent speaker, presenter, and author on legal operations topics. She recently launched the Ballard360 Insider blog, which is focused on delivering insights and best practices in legal operations. Under Melissa's leadership, the firm recently received an innovation award from the Financial Times for Rethinking the Workplace and was named to the Financial Times' Most Innovative Law Firms Business of Law, an innovation "Mover and Shaker" by BTI Consulting, and a finalist for the American Lawyer Industry Awards in the best law firm/client team and best business team categories.

Before coming to Ballard Spahr, Melissa held similar roles at two Am Law 25 firms. She is an attorney who, before leaving private practice, managed complex commercial litigation matters. She is a Six Sigma Green Belt, Accredited Legal Pricing Professional (ALPP), and Accredited Legal Project Management Professional (ALPM).

Judicial Clerkships

Honorable Neil H. Shuster, Superior Court of New Jersey, General Equity, 2003-2004

Professional Activities

American Bar Association, Law Practice Management Section

LEDES UTBMS M&A Task Code Subcommittee

LegalBizDev LPM Board of Advisors

Legal Marketing Association

True Value Partnering Institute Advisory Council

Rutgers Big Data Advisory Board

Rutgers School of Law – Camden (J.D. 2003)

University of Washington (B.A. 1996)

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

Supreme Court of New Jersey

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York